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Coming to the U.K. soon!


Smartwax  and The Total Pros bring you SMART DETAILING UNIVERSITY, a fully comprehensive, factory approved Detailer training program that is certified, by industry leading professionals.DETAILERTRAINING

Bringing 40 years of Detailing Training to our Classrooms! The keys to success belong to the students! 

Working with one of the top names in Detailer Training and Education Mel Craig and his team, Smartwax has assembled a team of the best, brightest and most successful detailers experienced in training to offer our students a training course unlike any other offered before.



The auto detail training industry has a lot to offer anyone willing to spend the time needed to become educated in this lucrative business opportunity. Because at the SMART Detailing UNIVERSITY we understand your needs and expectations, it will be simple to help ensure that your auto detail training experience exceeds all your expectations.

Whether you’re just getting started or if you’ve been in this business for a while, the Mel and his team provide all the needed solutions, created especially for you to get started on the path to making some serious money.

Receiving proper training and getting the right auto detailing supplies and auto detailing equipment are vital to your overall success. Since we feel this business opportunity should not cost an arm and a leg to get started, The Total Pros will do everything they can to work within your budget for the best return on your investment.

There are many types of training programs and services you may be considering such as: auto detailing, high speed buffing and polishing, proper use of auto detailing chemicals, sales and marketing techniques, and much, much more. When picking a training program, you also must consider who the actual training instructor is, the amount of training experience they have, the type of training you will receive and the length of training scheduled for your best education.

As you can see, there are a lot of decisions you must make before moving forward in any of our auto detail training programs. Mel and his team guarantee to give you all the information you need to make the right decision and to help you find the business opportunity that is the best fit for you, your budget, and your ultimate success.

So don’t be misled by other things you may have heard about getting started in this industry. Call us today for your free business consultation. We’ll get you started on the path to success!

At our head office, we will provide you with the finest tools to start your own successful business. All of our equipment and chemicals have been thoroughly tested by industry professionals to provide you with only the best results for your clients. Courses will cover all aspects of detailing: creating a business plan, properly using equipment/chemicals, marketing your company, and setting prices.smartwax-uni-3

The first course will take place in September 2010, places will be limited to a maximum of 12, so reserve your place now to avoid disappointment.

You will receive professional hands-on instruction in:

  • Proper vehicle inspection techniques
  • Set up
  • Prep wash
  • Surface prep
  • Paint technology
  • Paint restoration
  • Interior detailing
  • Exterior detailing
  • Proper use of equipment and tools
  • Proper use of Smartwax products
  • The differences between high-speed buffing and orbital polishing
  • The basics in wet sanding
  • Gel coats and fibreglass
  • Comprehensive instruction and proper use of detailing chemicals/products


Sales and marketing techniques

  • Mel’s six-figure income producing system
  • Proven sales techniques
  • Up-selling and cross-selling techniques
  • Advertising & marketing techniques and much more

Running a professional business

  • How to start and run a professional detailing business venture
  • Quoting and invoicing
  • Successful business practices and techniques

Learning doesn’t stop when the class ends. You will continue to receive ongoing support from The Total Pros as you grow your business. In the industry of detailing, you have a business partner for life.

Mel Craig


Opportunities like this don’t come along very often!

See what people are saying!

 ”Working with The Total Pros has been great. I can’t stress enough how important it is to have a company you can trust. A company that will not only supply you with the best products and equipment, but also keep you up to date with everything new in the detailing industry with technical support and advise you can count on.

Keith Sabino
Perfect Auto Detailing

“The time I spent with Mel Craig at The Total Pros is hands down, the very best training I’ve ever received. I can now proudly say that my time spent on a detail has gone way down, and my income has doubled! I never knew that a simple three hours could make such a huge difference in my life and in my business, but with The Total Pros it’s possible!

Chris Jankowksi
Chino, California

“I’ve had such a great time working with The Total Pros, and everyone on the staff, especially Jarred Craig, has really helped me with business and technical support. It’s so great doing business with a company that sells itself, instead of being sold by a business that can’t meet your needs. The entire Total Pros team is awesome!”

Evan Williams
Liquid Image
Mobile Detailing

HEX LOGIC Now available

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Hex Logic pads from Smartwax, for the ultimate finish Hexlogic. The detailing industry has been raving about these for some time and now they are available, early reviews show them to be a hit and here to stay.

Goodwood Festival Of Speed

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed, July 3rd, 4th and 5th 2009, on The Goodwood estate, West Sussex, Is a must for the petrol head, now billed as the biggest show of its kind in the world. Smartwax U.K. were there for the first time exhibiting and promoting.

The event draws 150,000 plus visitors over the three days and its easy to see why. Amongst the visitors were a selection of celebrities and motor sport legends from today and yesteryear, including Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Sebastian Loeb, Sir Stirling Moss and Derek Bell to name just a few. TV celebrity and all round technical genius Jesse James from the American TV hit show “Monster Garage” and Easy Rider himself Peter Fonda were also there.

Three days packed with motor racing, spectacular driving displays, breath taking flying from the red arrows and some magnificent manufacturer’s displays.


Audi was celebrating 100 years in style with their gravity defying stand.

“The show has a fantastic atmosphere and was a huge success, with the exception of an hours rain the weather couldn’t have been better. We will see you next time!”

Small cars with BIG opinions

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Although they are small cars, the enthusiasm is BIG, they have recently tested Smartwax and have some very big words or praise to say about it…

Miniworld August 2009


Ferrari to quit Formula 1.

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ferrari-badge1Many Ferrari lovers and drivers use Smartwax, so the initial news that Ferrari was to quit F1 at the end of the 2009 season sent a tremor through the industry so big it nearly registered on the Richter scale.


As is so often the case with the media the initial message was distorted and in fact Ferrari are only “threatening” to pull out of next years season, if the rules on “financial capping” are not changed.


Love them or hate them, Ferrari is probably the most recognised brand in the sports car industry and one of the most experienced teams in the F1 pits and motor sport. For years within motor sport it has been said “it’s not about how fast you want to go, but how fast you can afford to go”, and formula 1 has never been short of money.


There is no getting away from the fact that Ferrari would be missed, but I think full credit should be given to the smaller teams who, with less money, experience and racing pedigree are achieving great results without big budgets. They have showed the bigger teams that it can be done. I hope that any decisions that are made are for the good of the sport and not just caving into Ferrari bully boy tactics! Toyota have also said they will pull out!